Is your school district good enough?
July 24, 2017
Location is always an important factor when choosing where to move. For families with school-aged children, the quality of the school district can make all the difference. The ability to find a good school near your new home adds real value. In Edmond, Oklahoma, the Deer Creek school district rankings have made this Oklahoma City suburb a sought-after address. Deer Creek’s schools score a consistently high ranking with GreatSchools.org. Deer Creek Elementary School and Deer Creek High School received a perfect “10”, based on criteria like test scores, student growth, and college readiness. The district itself earned a “9” rating from GreatSchools. What to look for in a school district When you’re considering a new area, choosing a school district is a key step. You should look at the education rankings, of course, but that’s just part of the picture. Visit the schools to find out about the class size, curriculum, and extracurricular activities. Have budget cuts, for example, eliminated programs that might benefit your child (e.g., music, arts, sports, gifted students)? Is the school keeping up with technology in the classroom? You should also ask about parental involvement. Are parents encouraged to take part in activities? Is the PTA an active group? Find out about student achievements in the school. If your child is in or approaching high school, you should learn how many students graduate, how many go on to college, and to which colleges. If you decide that the Deer Creek School District is the right place for your child, consider one of Ideal Homes’ family-friendly communities in this area: Northbrooke and Valencia. Nortbrooke features energy-efficient homes that are designed to make the best use of every square foot. With prices starting at $155,000, Northbrooke provides an affordable way to move your family to a wonderful community. Valencia offers a wealth of community amenities, including 40 acres of parks and open spaces, playgrounds, clubhouse, swimming pool, baseball diamond, soccer field, basketball and volleyball courts, and walking trails. Edmond has frequently been honored as a great place to live. It was chosen #1 among “10 Perfect Suburbs”, and made the list of the “Top 100 Places to Live”, and “Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns”. Ideal Homes welcomes the opportunity to help you find your way home to Edmond. Contact us to explore our new homes and communities.